Our cancer research priorities for 2021
Each year your support is directed to our designated priorities, linked to our research strategy.
We invite you to join us and help to make the discoveries that defeat cancer by contributing a minimum philanthropic gift of £10,000 a year. We would be delighted to welcome you to our community of donors making a real difference to cancer patients' lives.
To find out more, please contact Hannah Joyce, Deputy Director of Philanthropy.
This year, our key priorities are:
- Improving the outlook for people with cancers of unmet need
Some cancer types, such as sarcoma, childhood and pancreatic cancer, are harder to treat and survive. As a charity and university, we have a special responsibility to research cancers of unmet need. Please help us to invest in the scientists and equipment they need to open fresh avenues for research and treatment.
- Pursuing new lines of enquiry in tackling the DNA damage response
By better understanding how our cells repair themselves after they are damaged, be it through the influence of daily life or through the effects of cancer treatment, we can pick out weaknesses that might be exploited by new cancer therapies.
- Training the cancer research leaders of the future
The ICR Studentships Awards enable us to develop the very best young scientists and clinicians through the various stages of their training, from doctoral studentships to their first team leader positions.
Listen to Sue Vincent, a guest speaker at one of our Discovery Club events, share a moving account of her personal experience with ovarian cancer and her olaparib treatment.